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zim

Oct 23, 2009, 9:16 AM

Exchange server compatability

I'm interested in this phone and would need for it to be able to receive email messages from my employer's Exchange server. My employer currently needs to pay Blackberry something like $100 a year per user for an enterprise server license (I think that's what it's called) so I can do this. Is that necessary with this phone or no?
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gmanesq

Oct 28, 2009, 7:01 PM

Android 1.6 & 2.0

Is this downloadable? How does this work? Why would the phone come out with 1.5 when 1.6 is already available?

How long should it take to get 2.0? Will it definitely be available?

Does 2.0 make the phone less sluggish?
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GraphikArtist_TY

Oct 14, 2009, 8:05 PM

Messaging Ringer...

So I get all my ringers off of Myxer.com, I was trying to use a ringtone downloaded as a message notification ringer?
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bluecoyote

Dec 11, 2009, 5:03 PM
over in the "Sprint Hero and Moment Won't Get Android 2.0 Until 1H 2010" discussion:

Android is a mess, and this is why it's going to fail.

This is the same problem Windows Mobile has, and this fragmentation exactly why it won't ever gain real traction or have any real influence in the mobile world. An Android developer already has to deal with multiple hardware configurations (keyboard? virtual? screen res?) , as well as devices running Android 1.5, 1.6, and 2.0.

The worst part? A lot of these devices won't see Android 2.0. So if I buy a new Android handset today, what are the odds I won't see Android 3.0? This is why there are no best-of-breed Android apps.

An iPhone from 2007 is still able to run OS 3.0 (not with all the features but that's a helluvalot better than what G1 owners currently get). The same goes for a Palm Pre.
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bluecoyote

Dec 11, 2009, 10:56 PM
over in the "Sprint Hero and Moment Won't Get Android 2.0 Until 1H 2010" discussion:

More bad news for Sprint...

I bought (or attempted to buy) a friend a Palm Pre for her birthday and had to deal with 15 minutes of not one but TWO Sprint employees telling me not to get it because they're "really crappy." Ended up not even buying a phone so "I could do additional research" - aka, it's really awkward buying a phone when someone's telling you it's a POS. I went to a Sprint "authorized reseller" later and got the same shtick "Oh everyone who is buying them is returning them."

Sprint, this is your flagship phone. You've got Android, but with VZW's giant marketing push you're left carying the also-ran Android hansets on an also-ran platform. How the hell is Sprint able to sell ANY smartphones?
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happy hour hero

Dec 12, 2009, 5:01 AM
over in the "Sprint Hero and Moment Won't Get Android 2.0 Until 1H 2010" discussion:

The truth about the public and smartphones

I really agree with paulc91316 on his predictions. When google does that they will be marketable to the public and techies like us who really anyalze how our phones work and want updates a few weeks after using our phones because we are bord.

I have worked with the public for over a year with android and to be honest with you. At this point 80 percent of android owners DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1.5 AND 2.0. Only people like us care about that at the moment. Once these customers get educated on their devices, and the general public is used to phones with this kind of power, then this will be a significant problem with updates. But by then there will be a google phone like paulc91316 is talking about and all these customers will g...
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jeryzkid22

Dec 12, 2009, 11:02 AM
over in the "Sprint Hero and Moment Won't Get Android 2.0 Until 1H 2010" discussion:

Why so sad?

I have a Hero and my girlfriend has the Moment and both of us couldn't be happier with our devices. My only gripes I had with my Hero was the battery life and the Camera but with the new firmware it improved significantly.
paulc91316

Dec 11, 2009, 10:51 PM
over in the "Sprint Hero and Moment Won't Get Android 2.0 Until 1H 2010" discussion:

I think you're missing the point about Android...

I've owned just about every "smart-phone out on the market since the NeoPoint NP1000 from Sprint in the mid nineties. I’ve had T-mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. I always carry a GSM one and a CDMA one. I was like a walking commercial for converged devices.

I’m in the San Francisco market but my territory is North America. I travel 3 weeks of every month and can say there is a noticeable difference between coverage. I loved the 3GS as a device, but hated it as a phone.

My calls with customers are many times 30+ minutes long, AT&T would drop many, many of those. Short calls no problem. Data no problem either. Who’s doing to know if a packet has been dropped anyway?

I always carried either a Sprint or Verizon ...
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chelle556

Nov 25, 2009, 11:14 PM

Accessories

Has anybody found a good place to get accessories for this phone yet? I tried handheld.com but they wouldn't process the order and then took a week to give me my money back so I don't want to try that again.
SneakyRebelNinja

Nov 23, 2009, 6:34 PM

The day of nothing working

Did anyone else just have 15 unheard voicemails from the last four days show up on their phone? And earlier today, my keyboard was screwy. Every press registered three or four letters, and when I held down a key to put in a punctuation mark, it just typed that letter endlessly. Anyone else had any weird stuff today?
BeanieMac

Nov 18, 2009, 11:29 PM

Any difference with the firmware update.

I have noticed the battery life has improved any other differences?
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smccloud

Oct 30, 2009, 11:02 AM

Remove apps

Is it possible to remove stuff like NFL & Nascar from the Hero? I am planning on getting a Hero in January (when I'm eligible for my upgrade) but I never use NFL or Nascar on my Curve 8330 and can only hide them. I'd rather completely uninstall them on the Hero if you can do that.
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tah1970

Nov 13, 2009, 11:30 AM

sms/handcent sms

I had the regular sms which came with the phone and I downloaded the handcent sms application and now I am getting my sms mssgs from both apps how do I turn the stock sms app off?
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deejal

Nov 16, 2009, 6:27 PM

Auto On/Off

I am currently a user of BlackBerry Curve 8330 and the number one feature of the BB 8330 is the auto on feature. When I go to bed at night I always turn off my cell phone. The alarm is set to ring at 5:30AM and the BlackBerry autopowers on to sound the alarm. Does the HTC Hero have this function? If it does, then I will buy it. If it doesn't, then I have very little use for the HTC Hero.

Isn't funny how so many people have so many idiosynchrosies regarding their cell phone(s)?

Thanks.
bsmobile

Oct 4, 2009, 2:29 PM

Wow $99 @ Cellular South

Way to go Cellular South!, $99 after $50 rebate.
http://www.cellularsouth.com/DiscoverCenter/phones-a ... »
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black16

Nov 1, 2009, 10:15 PM

Display is 262K color Not 65K

I have emailed this site twice now, but no response. They are wrong...

http://www.htc.com/us/product/herosprint/specificati ... »
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mkl4466

Oct 29, 2009, 7:32 PM
over in the "HTC Confirms Android 2.0 Coming to Its Hero" discussion:

How about the droid Eris?

Its so similar to the hero and has sense UI, anyone know about a 2.0 update? Any guesses on what version of android it will have at launch?
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techjunky

Oct 29, 2009, 10:07 AM
over in the "HTC Confirms Android 2.0 Coming to Its Hero" discussion:

so anxiously awating

I know it takes some time. but hurry up already!!! lol 😁
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black16

Oct 23, 2009, 5:55 PM

Hey Rich Brome...

The Sprint HTC Hero has 262K color display according to HTC's website, nowhere near the puny 65K the info says on this site.

htc.com/us/product/herosprint/specification.h tml

Please fix this on the info page.
mariner29

Sep 23, 2009, 1:20 PM

Hero over Pre?

I'm due for a phone upgrade in Oct. and was gonna get the pre, but now i'm gonna get the hero. Not a big fan of virtual keyboards, but i'm gonna give it a shot. I got 30 days to return the phone, don't I?
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